Pixel-Art Game – Cafe Terrace at night


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Vanessa Catalano


This three-staged memory game invites you to observe masterpieces closely. Historically, a masterpiece was a work of a very high standard, produced in order to obtain membership of a guild or academy. Since the author never went to art school, her untrained eye wondered: “How should I look at art in order to fully appreciate it?”

Trying to answer this question, she decided to design a system of observation based on different steps: games and activities following a set scheme that triggers the player to look at a masterpiece on a different scale.

Pixel-Art Game allows you to zoom into these Dutch Masterpieces. Match the original image with its pixelized copies by zooming into Van Goghs famous CafĂ© Terrace at Night. The painter’s colour and light use is emphasised through the pixels of the digitalized image, taking art into our contemporary digital language.

With a light packaging, perfect to take along with you, Pixel-Art Game offers several games in one set. Each of these 3 games is a step to understand the artwork better, playing together with multiple players. Game 1 is the Puzzle, Game 2 offers a Pixelized Puzzle, and Game 3 is the memory game.

Additional information

Weight 144 g
Dimensions 6.9 x 13.1 cm
Publisher name BIS Publishers
Publication date 1 June 2018
Number of pages
Format Game
Dimensions 6.9 x 13.1 cm
Weight 144 g
Vanessa Catalano studied architecture at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. In 2013 she graduated MA in a program called Design Cultures, at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. For these studies, her Master Thesis was about museum as contemporary learning environments, where gamification was a main element in learning.